We passed a rare week. No procedures, no chemo, no doctor visits. Our PT and visiting nurse dropped by but other than that we spent it as normal healthy people do. What a nice feeling! So we filled it with some drives abouts. One drive-about was with one of those scooters at our local Stop and Shop. I imagine it was quite the sight. Karen's transfers out of the car and onto the machine plus hooking all the O2 tanks on was interesting but not as cute as seeing Karen drive off like a teenager who just got her driver's license. She got stuck a few time but other shoppers helped and lifted her machine around a few obstacles. Grocery shopping took twice as long but twice as fun....so thank those lucky stars for a sense of humor.
We ended our weekend with a visit from our bff's from Ithaca, Eileen and Andy! (and Otis the poodle) A lovely wonderful time. We did a drive to Lyme to show off the progress on the lake house bathroom remodel and later in the afternoon hosted an Art Party with East Hampton bff's!
Support is where it's at! Love all our friends!
Today (Sunday) Karen had a bit of a crash that worried me but after tracking the vitals for a few hours my best guess is that the excitement wore her down. She spiked her blood pressure but O2 seemed fine as well as her temperature. Finally she napped for several hours and perked up a bit. So I don't know what that was about; her insomnia triggering something, dehydration or just overtired from too much stimulation.
We've been cautious concerning energy levels but all is well now and it seems like the week's energy was well spent.
Photo - William Evertson - Karen and Eileen
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.